Grandfather Home for Children to host storytelling festival on June 14

Published 8:06 am Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Once upon a time, storytellers gathered in Banner Elk to enlighten and entertain.
Wait – we’re ahead of ourselves. Actually, Grandfather Home for Children Hayes campus in Banner Elk will host its storytelling festival on June 14 from noon to 4 p.m.
The admission is free, and the festival will include fun, food, inflatables and merchants.
The event will go on rain or shine and performances will be moved indoors in the gymnasium if weather is not conducive to outdoor fun.
Storytellers Rick Ward, Rhodyjane Meadows, Orville Hicks and Glenn Bolick will begin performing at 12:15. Also, several Grandfather Home children will also share their personal stories beginning at 3:15.
For more information about the Grandfather Home for Childre or about events there, call Melynda Martin Pepple, 828-898-5465, or visit the web site,

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